Motorsports in Nagaland has its roots/origin from Mokokchung where the first ever motor rally in Nagaland took place here in Mokokchung way back in 1991. The first motor rally in Nagaland was held in Mokokchung to commemorate the Centenary celebration of Mokokchung district. The event was organized by Mokokchung District Sports Council (MDSC).
The second motor rally in the state was held here in Mokokchung in 1999 to mark Nagaland’s 35 years of statehood which was organized by the Mokokchung District Administration and the Mokokchung District Sports Council (MDSC).
The third motor rally, “Moatsü Festive Motor Rally” was held in 2001 which was organized by the Dibuia Tourism Committee in collaboration with the Mokokchung District Administration and the Mokokchung District Sports Council (MDSC) .
The fourth and fifth motorsport event in Mokokchung was held in the year 2005 and 2006 respectively under the banner “Tour de Hills 1” and “Tour de Hills 2”. These motorsport events were organized by the Mokokchung District Sports Council (MDSC) in collaboration with the Mokokchung District Administration.
As motorsports activities in the state and Mokokchung town in particular gained widespread acceptance and popularity amongst participants and the general populace, it was felt necessary that a proper Motorsports body needed to be set up in the district under the umbrella of the Mokokchung District Sports Council. With the experiences from the past successful events, the foundation of the new motorsports body was set up in 2012 with affiliation to the MDSC as the Adventure and Motorsports Association Mokokchung (AMAM).
AMAMs first event was in 15th December 2012 at the M-Fest which was organized by the Mokokchung District Art and Culture Council (MDACC) wherein, a Two Wheeler TSD Rally within Mokokchung town was organized by AMAM. The rally had 24 participants.
The 1st Mokokchung AutoX was held on the 24th Aug 2013 at the Imkongmeren Sports Complex. The event proved to be great success with the participation of 58 motorsports enthusiasts from the state. The event was aimed to encourage and to give a platform to the local motorsports enthusiast.
The 2nd Mokokchung AutoX & MotoX was held on the 22nd – 23rd August 2014 at the Imkongmeren Sports Complex (ISC), Mokokchung. The event had 107 registered competitors from within the state as well as from the North East states of Assam and Meghalaya, who performed and competed in front of the 5000 plus strong crowd in the 2 day event.
2015 marked the 125th Year Celebration of the Mokokchung District Administration. AMAM assisted in the Quasquicentennial Celebration by organizing a Jubilee Adventure Trail, a non competitive section for motorsports enthusiasts as well as the 3rd Tour de Hills, a three stage, two day competitive TSD rally for four wheelers. Both the Adventure Trail and TSD rally covered a distance of 112 kms.
The 3rd Mokokchung AutoX & MotoX was held on the 5th November 2015 at the Imkongmeren Sports Complex, Mokokchung. The event attracted 74 registered participants, both from the national and state level motorsport arena.
AMAM so far has successfully organized and managed 5 events in these last 6 years and is also actively participating at different national and state level motorsport competitions in the region.
AMAM is set to organize the 4th Mokokchung AutoX & MotoX and Moatsü Sprint on the 4th & 5th May 2018 at Yimchalu Farming Village to coincide the event with the premier Ao Naga festival, Moatsü.
The positive response from the general populace gave the much needed encouragement to AMAM and has boldly set a new course to chart into new territories. And it is now evolving into one of the major motorsport event in the state which will definitely scale newer heights in the days to come.